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This Week in Campus History

On July 11, 1986, The Gateway reported that two UNO students 1st Lt. Jan Harrington and Sgt. Laura Mruz became part of the first all-female flight crew in the Army National Guard. The soldiers served in the 24th Medical Air Ambulance Company. Mruz was a secondary education major with hopes of becoming a teacher and had no plans to leave the National Guard. Harrington planned to graduate from UNO with a bachelor's degree in general studies with a concentration in political science and also planned to continue to serve in the National Guard.

Date: July 11, 1986
Source: The Gateway
Compiled by Criss Library Archives

Moshe Gershovich

MVHC @ 50

Leo Adam Biga

For UNO Associate Professor Moshe Gershovich, history "is like a big jigsaw puzzle. One of my hobbies is jigsaw puzzles. You open the box and you find all these pieces which appear unrelated and each one by itself is really meaningless. Only once you start putting them together do you get the picture." ...continue


UNO Football Ranks High in Preseason Polls

Senior offensive lineman Ben Hochstein and junior quarterback Zach Miller have been named All-Americans and the Mavericks are among the leaders of NCAA Division II, ranked at Nos. 5 and 6 in two prominent college football preseason publications.

Street & Smith's Sports Annual published Street & Smith's College Football 2007 Yearbook. Street & Smith heralds itself as "America's Sports Bible" for more than 67 years. Street & Smith's Magazine lists the Mavericks at No. 5, while Lindy's Football Annual Magazine places the team at No. 6 in their preseason NCAA II top 25 polls. UNO finished 8-3 last year and made its second straight playoff appearance and sixth in the past 11 years.

Hochstein, a left tackle from Hartington, Neb., played on two postseason All-American teams last year and was the North Central Conference's (NCC) most valuable offensive lineman.

Miller, from Wahoo, Neb., ran for 1,098 yards and scored a school-record 19 touchdowns last season to earn all-NCC honors. He was also a finalist on the regional ballot for the Harlon Hill Trophy, which honors the best Division II college football player.

The Mavericks will report for fall camp Monday, Aug. 6, in preparation for their season-opening game Saturday, Sept. 1, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Preseason Division II top 25 poll rankings include:

Street & Smith's College Football 2007 Yearbook
1. Grand Valley State
2. Northwest Missouri State
3. North Dakota
4. North Alabama
5. UNO
6. Chadron State
7. Shepherd
8. Delta State
9. West Texas A&M
10. Bloomsburg
11. South Dakota
12. Elizabeth City State
13. Newberry
14. Northwood
15. Midwestern State
16. West Chester
17. Bryant
18. Missouri Western
19. Abilene Christian
20. Pittsburg State
21. Wayne (Mich.) State
22. Valdosta State
23. Winona State
24. California (Pa.)
25. Edinboro

Lindy's Football Annual Magazine
1. Grand Valley State
2. Northwest Missouri State
3. Chadron State
4. North Dakota
5. Bloomsburg
6. UNO
7. Delta State
8. Valdosta State
9. South Dakota
10. Indiana (Pa.)
11. West Chester
12. Midwestern State
13. Bemidji State
14. Shepherd
15. Pittsburg State
16. North Alabama
17. Newberry
18. Ferris State
19. West Texas A&M
20. Northwood
21. Arkansas Tech
22. Abilene Christian
23. Henderson State
24. Tiffin
25. Elizabeth City

For more information, visit the Web at

MavCard Notice for July 18 Food Services' Locations

Due to cash register and server replacement in Food Services, the MavCard will not be available as a form of payment Wednesday, July 18, in the Food Court, Library Café or the Maverick Summer Grill.

For more information, call 554.3923.

Safety Notice for On-campus Incidents

With the start of the second summer day session today, July 9, Campus Security would like to remind the campus community about emergency procedures at UNO. The following information from Campus Security outlines the university's safety and emergency procedures, along with other services provided by Campus Security.

Incident Reporting
Incidents requiring immediate action include fire, environmental spills, medical conditions, property damage, disruptive behavior and crimes in progress. Persons involved with or observing these types of incidents should call Campus Security at 554.2911. Campus Security will dispatch officers to the scene and, if required, contact 911.

Faculty and staff can call 911 directly, but then they also should notify Campus Security to help coordinate the response and expedite travel to the emergency scene. Emergency information provided by the caller should include the building, floor, room number, call back number and nature of the emergency.

Faculty and staff should assist with room and building evacuations, and be aware of those needing special assistance. All employees should become familiar with the designated rally points for their buildings, which are listed in the back of the telephone directory under "Emergency Procedures."

Personal Threats and Harassment
Disruptive behavior on campus will not be tolerated. Threats or acts of violence should be reported to Campus Security and to employee supervisors. If the act appears to represent an immediate threat or harm to the individual, it should be reported at once to Campus Security or 911.

Personal Escorts
The escort service is available 24-7 for individuals on campus. Contact Campus Security to arrange for an escort.

Personal Safety Checks
Individuals who may be working alone outside normal working hours are encouraged to contact Campus Security. Security officers will periodically check on individuals' safety while they are here.

Personal Property
The university is not responsible for personal property. Individuals are responsible for safeguarding their own property. Loss of personal property should be reported to Campus Security.

Alert System
A system to help facilitate emergency communications has been installed on the Dodge and Pacific Locations. Announcements are distributed from Campus Security to building public address systems or speakers located in building corridors.

When announcements are made, strobe lights will flash to notify the hearing impaired to seek assistance.

The system is particularly helpful during tornado warnings. The announcement will alert building occupants to seek shelter and, again later, when the warning has ended. The alert system also can be used to announce university closings, confirm evacuations for fire or chemical release, or other emergency conditions.

More information on campus emergency procedures can be found in the UNO Employee Telephone Directory beginning on page 106. For more information about Campus Security procedures related to campus emergencies, contact Stan Schleifer at 554.3596 or Paul Kosel at 554.2648.

Summer Group Ex Session 2 Begins

Campus Recreation and the Wellness Stampede have teamed up to host a variety of Group Ex classes this summer at UNO. Session 2 will run through Friday, Aug. 3.

All classes are held in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building (HPER). All current students and Campus Recreation cardholders can take Group Ex classes for free. Summer activity cards are available for purchase.

To access a schedule, click on the following link:

2007 Summer Session 2

To have a schedule faxed or mailed, call University Relations at 554.2358.

For more information, contact Dave Daniels at 554.2008.

Parking Structure Maintenance Continues

The lower level of the UNO parking structure remains closed this month for annual maintenance.

Minor repairs are being made to the concrete pole bases on the top level of the structure. A small area around each base will be roped off as contractors work.

For more information, contact Walt Burr at 554.2582

Summer Shuttle Schedule Under Way

Summer shuttle service now operates, Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., excluding holidays. The shuttle runs to Dodge and Pacific Locations only. There is no shuttle service to Crossroads Mall during the summer months.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

Maverick Watch

To stay current on the latest UNO Mavericks news or to keep tabs on players during the summer hiatus, visit the Web at